30 October 2019
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
The Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, are putting energy into plans for their projected expansions over the next fifty years. Plan Melbourne 2050 aims to accommodate a surge in population without sacrificing livability, while Sydney plans to welcome five million new residents by 2061 and is preparing to do so by rethinking its initial model, which was characterized by a car-based, monocentric city core. New South Wales as an area must plan with additional transportation infrastructure and operational considerations, more school facilities, including vertical schools, and bicycle accommodation. This session looks to these strategic plans as a springboard for a broader discussion about how globally, cities can prepare for an influx of residents while still maintaining character and a high quality of life.